Ideas for Final

In my past six years of living in NYC, I have gotten to know the city pretty well. I have observed challenges in terms of real estate, gentrification and cultural appropriation that New York has undergone and would like to take this final project opportunity to voice out one of these issues.

I find it difficult to formulate all the ideas I have in sentences and hence I wrote down several keywords and categorized them into three different groups with a few links to relevant articles. I need more time to research before settling on one but here are some topics I have been thinking:

1. Nightlife and Gentrification 

Real estate, gentrification and nightlife in New York

New York City Appoints Its First Nightlife Mayor

Nightlife vs. Gentrification: Brooklyn as a cultural breeding ground

2. Trends, Art Market and Real Estate

The 2017 Whitney Biennial 

Art Gallery Closures Grow for Small and Midsize Dealers

Who will lose if the US National Endowment for the Arts is eliminated?

3. Dating Apps Data

Better data, better love connections? Exclusive dating app The League launches in Pittsburgh

The League is bringing its exclusive dating app to 10 more cities this summer

I asked Tinder for my data. It sent me 800 pages of my deepest, darkest secrets

Dating App Study Shows You Probably Deleted Tinder On The First Day


Isadora – Syphon 

Somatarot is a project I have been working on with Erin Cooney for Electronic Rituals. It is an oracle deck made of movements and voiceovers. For now, it only exists on screen in a traditional tarot card reading setting where the user clicks on three cards he or she received one by one. The user synchronizes with the movement of each card. We want to further expand it into an immersive installation. We are thinking of making the tarot cards into holograms which will require projection mapping in Isadora and incorporate Kinect into the system along with Syphon to track and record users’ movement so that they can walk away with a copy of their reading.

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